Arguably the two best teams, in what is a stacked NFC this season, met on Sunday night and did not disappoint.
It took a 30-yard field goal in the game’s dying moments for the San Francisco 49ers to seal a 48-46 victory over the New Orleans Saints, meaning that as it stands the road to the Super Bowl goes through California.
Robbie Gould’s ice-cool kick came courtesy of Jimmy Garoppolo (who passed for 349 yards and four touchdowns) finding George Kittle for a 39-yard gain on fourth-and-two.
George Kittle's 39-yard reception on 4th & 2 (with 39 seconds left) set up a @49ers game-winning FG. Kittle gained 36.6 yards after catch (+27.6 above expectation).@gkittle46 has gained 1,341 YAC since 2018, 2nd-most in the NFL (behind only C. McCaffrey).#SFvsNO | #GoNiners pic.twitter.com/bjSFSjcvVf— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) December 8, 2019
Saints quarterback Drew Brees had an equally impressive outing, completing 29 of his 40 attempts and finishing with 349 yards and five touchdowns.
The victory leaves San Francisco (11-2) in pole position to secure the top seed in the NFC playoffs. While the Saints are just behind with their 10-3 record – the same as the Seahawks and the Packers.
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